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bwillis

Multiple warning lights, steering and engine issue

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1998 Boxster (986) - 118,000 miles

Started car this evening and that was my first mistake!

  • Battery and ABS lights stayed on and steering was immediately heavy
  • Drove off, after a while I noticed that stopped at a traffic light the engine was idling much higher than normal
  • Further down the road the oil temp gauge went all the way to the right and the gauge red light came on
  • I stopped, and couldn't restart the engine.

These seem like a lot of weird things to be happening at the same time??

Any ideas - I'm getting it towed to the dealer tomorrow, but if it's something simple then ...?

|Many thanks,

Bob

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I would check the multi-V belt if i was you, looks like a broken belt from some reason.

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Sounds like the belt from the front of the engine is not tight or is broken. The belt is pulling the water pump, assisted stering and alternator.

I hope the engine did not got too hot.

Good luck

Sergiu

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I would check the multi-V belt if i was you, looks like a broken belt from some reason.

Thanks guys - don't suppose there's any info/photos on how to get to the belt?

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I would check the multi-V belt if i was you, looks like a broken belt from some reason.

Thanks guys - don't suppose there's any info/photos on how to get to the belt?

Remove the carpet and then the panel behind the seats. You just need a screwdriver and a 10 metric wrench.

Sergiu

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Google Pedros Garage. He has an excellent DIY. I am sure it is somewhere on this board as well.

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I would check the multi-V belt if i was you, looks like a broken belt from some reason.

Thanks guys - don't suppose there's any info/photos on how to get to the belt?

Remove the carpet and then the panel behind the seats. You just need a screwdriver and a 10 metric wrench.

Sergiu

Here is a picture of the access panel behind the seat carpet.

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I would check the multi-V belt if i was you, looks like a broken belt from some reason.

Thanks guys - don't suppose there's any info/photos on how to get to the belt?

Remove the carpet and then the panel behind the seats. You just need a screwdriver and a 10 metric wrench.

Sergiu

Here is a picture of the access panel behind the seat carpet.

I can't seem to get the picture to show up. However I just happen to have the cover off and can take pictures tomorrow evening when I'm back in town. Just let me know what you need.

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Might also want to check that the water pump, alternator, P/S pump, or A/C compressor have not seized. Seized accessory unit can be one reason for V-belt failure...

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